Owners of coaching centers sought specific government policy to run their business across the country.
“Coaching centres should be supervised by the government through a specific policy,” said Mahmudul Hasan Sohag, director of Udbhash coaching centre, at a press conference.Owners also urged the government not to shut down coaching centres during public exams as it hampered academic activists.
Association of Shadow Education Bangladesh (ASEB), an organisation of coaching centres, arranged the conference at its office in the capital’s Tejgaon area on Wednesday.
Founding director of E-Haque coaching Imadul Haque, also convener of ASEB, in a written statement said that around 190 people were detained from December 2017 to 2019 in connection with question paper leaks but none of the arrestee was involved with coaching centers.
Beside, the government had kept coaching centers stop for fist time during SSC and equivalents exams in 2018 to prevent question paper leakage but most of the incidents of leaks took place in that year. So why should the coaching centres be kept shut during exams, he said.
Mentioning important of coaching centers, He said students get only 120-130 days of classes in school out of 241 days in a year. So, their syllabus is not covered within this short time. So there is extra care for students need.
ASEB joint-conveners Mahmadul Hasan Sohag, Samsayara Khan Doli, Akmal Hossain, Kamal Uddin Patwary, Mahbub Arefin, Palash Sarker also spoke at the event.